A Free WordPress Question and Answer Plugin

Building a question and answer site has never been so easy or interactive. Use it to create a Q&A network similar to Stackoverflow and Quora, or just as a page on an existing site.

Demo Download Latest Version ANSPRESS_RELEASE_VERSION, Updated November 9, 2020.

What is AnsPress?

It is an open source Question and Answer plugin for WordPress. It is built with developers in mind and can easily be extended to fit your needs.

All parts of the layout templates can be overridden. Our source code follows WP coding standards and is properly commented.

It has been tested in many different server environments. It runs smoothly on every type of server with minimal impact on load times.

Learn more about AnsPress and its background.

Features Overview

Some of the Features that are gonna blow your mind off
Featured questions
Featured Questions

Make questions featured so they stick to the top of list.

AnsPress voting
Voting

Let users vote on questions to express their thoughts on its relevance.

Best answer
Best Answer

Allow the asker to select an answer as the "best answer".

Comments
Notifications

Notify users about what happens within AnsPress.

Reputation
Reputation/Points

Encourage users by awarding reputation/points for their activities.

User profile
User Profile

Has an interactive and beautiful built-in user profile system.

Comments
Comments

Let users discuss questions and answers by commenting on them.

Subscribers
Subscribers

Users can follow questions to receive question updates.

History
Activity and History

Shows recent activity. All questions and answers are shown to subscribers.

Flag
Flag (report)

Allow the community to report inappropriate or spam posts.

Private
Private Questions & Answer

Create private questions which are only accessible to selected users.

Attachments
Upload attachments

Allow media attachments in questions and answers.

Email notification
Email Notifications

Send email notification to users when they have an update.

category addon
Categories

Add taxonomy categories for questions (free addon).

Tags
Tags

Add taxonomy tags to questions (free addon).


Easy to customize

AnsPress is very flexible and can be easily overridden. Easily extend AnsPress using actions and filters. Find out more about customizing.

Notifications

Notifications will keep users up to date on what's happening within AnsPress. The notification system can even be easily extended to show new types of activities. It is not limited to just AnsPress.


SEO Friendly

Questions and answers are search engine optimized, with schema.org markup.

Speed and Performance

Shared hosting, on a VPS or a dedicated server, AnsPress runs smoothly on any type of server. It prefetches required data from MySql to prevent multiple requests and as a result, it makes least query interaction possible. All queries are properly cached to prevent duplicate queries.

We've tested it with many caching plugins and ensured things are cached properly. We also spend many hours on improving performance and continuously working on AnsPress to improve it more.


Open Source and Free

We love open source as much as you do so feel free to hack on, play with, poke, prod, and extend AnsPress and make it your own. Check out our GitHub repository.

Clean and Ajaxified UI

The AnsPress UI is very simple and easy to understand. It is very familiar to users, based on what is used on many popular Q&A sites. AnsPress uses Ajax and Backbone.js for performing many frontend actions.

Enough? Start Building!

Now that you have read all the tid-bits, get started today!